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6 Tours in South Dakota

Broken Boot Gold Mine
Deadwood, SD

Courteous guides, well-versed in early-day mining, lead underground tours through this 100-year-old gold mine in Deadwood. Explore this authentic old gold mine where miners pursued gold ore veins with black powder and candlelight. Every visitor receives a souvenir stock certificate. Pan for gold. In Deadwood, on upper Main Street.

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Homestake Gold Mine
Lead, SD

Come visit us! We have many things to offer. The center has an amazing view of the 1876 Historic "Open Cut"- the original claim of the Homestake Gold Mine. The Open Cut was the original site of the Homestake Claim in 1876.

The center also has a short informative film, educational & historic memorabilia, and a fantastic gift shop.

Our surface tour of the Homestake Mining Operation takes you through the underground mine's surface operation and follows the mining process including hoisting, crushing and milling of the underground ore and views Homestake's state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Plant and open ...
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Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold
Rapid City, SD

Located in Rapid City, SD on US Hwy. 16 - on the way to Mt. Rushmore - Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold is your top destination for factory direct prices on Black Hills Gold jewelry, silver jewelry, stunning diamonds & gemstones, plus a large selection of handsome Black Hills Gold watch designs.

Over the span of 14 years, 360 miners-turned crafstmen carved a rough granite mountain into a polished Monument.

Today, in dozens of intricate steps, their descendants, our craftsmen, carry on this tradition of quality and excellence with every piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold and diamond ...
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Mt. Rushmore Gold
Rapid City, SD

This is the only on-the-floor factory tour, so come to Mt. Rushmore Gold and Diamond factory outlet for a fascinating, free tour. You?ll actually go on the factory floor, not just stand behind a window, to see up-close how Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold jewelry is made. Our guides will take you inside the factory where you will learn about the ancient Lost Wax casting process, wax injection, burn-out, diamond setting and more.

Everyone enjoys watching craftspeople--from the first steps of design through the final polishing steps. Learn how each piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills gold is carefully handcrafted ...
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Sioux Pottery
Rapid City, SD

Made from the red clay of the Black Hills, SD, USA ~ sacred to the Lakota People ~ and a fine imported white clay from Kentucky.

Each piece is crafted by the Sioux artists and decorated with designs and symbols important to their culture. The Paha Sapa (Black Hills) provided shelter, food, and sustenance for the Indian Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation, and continues to yield the red clay used in making Sioux Pottery.

Sioux Pottery is designed and hand crafted by Sioux Indian Artists. Our plant is located in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the beautiful ...
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Spirit Mound Station
Vermillion, SD

The Spirit Mound Station near Vermillion, SD, was built to help meet the peak electric requirements of Basin Electric's member systems. The oil-fired station is operated on an "as needed" basis during periods of extreme hot or cold temperatures (when the demand for electricity exceeds the capacity of base-load facilities), increased agricultural loads (including irrigation) and emergencies.

Construction on the $30 million peaking station began in December 1976, and commercial operation began in the spring of 1978. The 120,000-kilowatt plant consists of two 60,000- kilowatt combustion units that are operated from the plant or remotely from the Leland Olds ...
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